#Privacy: Doctors call for social media firms to hand over data for “harm” research

A report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists explains that children and adolescents are most at risk from digital technologies.  The report, released on Friday, calls for regulators to urgently establish a protocol allowing social media companies to share data with universities to help researchers understand how young people are impacted by online content.  The […]

#Privacy: Online eyewear stores exposes the data of 186K customers

A database containing 186,000 sales records and 40.4 million visitor IP addresses has been discovered online. Security researcher Jeremiah Fowler uncovered the database in October 2019, to which the sale records referenced VoogueMe.com and Zeelool.com.  Fowler explained that upon further research, it appears that the company is based in either mainland China or Hong Kong.  […]

#Privacy: Canadian online pharmacy discloses security incident 

PlanetDrugsDirect has started alerting its customers about a security breach that might have affected their private information.  PlanetDrugsDirect is an online prescription referral service which gives direct access to affordable prescription to its nearly 400,000 customers.  The pharmacy has notified an unknown number of customers via email about a data security incident that may have […]

#Privacy: Thousands of UK business professionals have had their data leaked

A London-based consulting has exposed the personal details of thousands of UK business professionals due to an exposed Amazon Web Services bucket.  Researchers at vpnMentors, Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, discovered the breach on December 9, 2019, to which contained “highly sensitive files” from numerous British consulting firms. The research team found that the files […]

#Privacy: App exposes thousands of baby photos

A leaky Elasticsearch database has resulted in thousands of images and videos of babies being leaked online.  The developer of the Peekaboo Moments app, Bithouse Inc, failed to secure a 100GB Elasticsearch database. The database had been left open accessible by anyone, and without any password protection.  The database contained over 70 million log files […]

#Privacy: Chinese database contains the personal data of over 56m US citizens

A security researcher has uncovered a large trove of data containing 22GB of personal data belonging of US citizens The researcher who goes by the Twitter name “Lynx”, discovered that the database is hosted on a computer with a Chinese IP address, to which the database has been tracked back to the Florida-based firm “CheckPeople.com”. […]